One of the best preserved Portuguese colonial, and early imperial cities remaining in Brazil. Paraty is the perfect place to experience Brazil as it once was, in an extremely alluring environment. Located in in the Rio de Janeiro state, Paraty has an unusual combination of geographical conditions with a gorgeous coastline bordered by lush green rainforest, and mountains, waterfalls and excellent preserves and National Parks just beyond, including the Serra da Bocaina National Park, and the Serra do Mar State Park and nearby village of Trinidade with its exotic beaches and indigenous communities.
Once an important link in both the gold and coffee trades, today Paraty's revenues are primarily from the tourists that have discovered its charming ambiance, and fabulous location. Renowned for its cobblestoned streets and well preserved 18th and 19th century architecture the accommodations here combine the seductive appeal of this lovely town with access to its placid bay, nearby beaches and excellent nature parks and preserves.
Just 3 ½ hours from Rio by private car, Paraty can be a convenient and extremely relaxing addition to your Brazilian vacation, and our flexible itineraries make it possible to combine Paraty with other great destinations and customize the time spent in each, your choice of hotel, transfer options, and planned activities.